Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to MGM Employee Fund Amid Coronavirus Crisis
‘With the closures across Las Vegas, Bruno wanted to show his appreciation to the amazing employees who help make these shows possible,’ a representative for the ‘Uptown Funk’ singer says.
- Mar 27, 2020
AceShowbiz – Bruno Mars has become the latest star to pledge $1 million (£820,000) to coronavirus relief.
The “Uptown Funk” star announced his donation on Thursday, March 26, revealing he would be giving the cash to the MGM Resorts Foundation, which supports the Employee Emergency Grant Fund and Children’s Medical Support Fund.
“The people at MGM have given Bruno Mars the rare opportunity to be able to continuously gig while he’s in the creative process of working on his next album,” a representative tells Entertainment Tonight. “With the closures across Las Vegas, Bruno wanted to show his appreciation to the amazing employees who help make these shows possible in hopes that we’ll all be out of this situation and having fun together again very soon.”
“We consider Bruno Mars as part of the MGM family and appreciate what he is doing to help our employees and their families during these uncertain times,” MGM Resorts International CEO Bill Hornbuckle adds.
Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have also handed out millions to help those feeding hungry kids and groups seeking out medical supplies for doctors and nurses on the front lines.
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